Mar 28, 2012 in Tech . 0 Comment
On February 22, a letter signed by over thirty state and territory attorneys general was sent to Google. Concerns about sharing user information across Google products were addressed, but Google has ignored complaints on the new changes. The European Union sent a request for Google to postpone making the change as the policy violates an EU law. After a lack of response from Google, on March 5, the French cyber security bureau CNIL began investigating Google’s noncompliance.
President Obama has entered the privacy debate proposing a “privacy bill of rights” to allow consumers more control over their personal information and how it is used online. The most common complaint against personalized advertising is that users do not want their data tracked and analyzed without permission.
For those who want to limit how their information is used on the Internet, there are a few strategies that can protect you. If you want to maximize your privacy online, you can simply delete search history and cookies and make sure privacy settings are engaged.